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Hoover Savvy #U5174-900 Vacuum

Does not pull forward or pick.  Feels like a broken belt but have check that and that is not the reason.

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Re: Hoover Savvy #U5174-900 Vacuum

If the belt is not turning the brush roll, then it could be different reasons. One is, is the switch in the handle ok, then there is a brush roll motor, 2 other circ. boards, one by the brush roll motor and the other behind the tool holder. I would look at the switch in the handle 1st, then go from there.

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1) check the hose for blockage.
2) see the belt is slipin to due worn and replace .
3) check the bag/tank for full and need empty, and replace.
However go to the
and use the troubleshooting with common senses.

God bless you

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Hoover savvy upright has no suction on carpet what's wrong?

9 times out of ten this is the response when you have a broken belt. The suction is the same but nothing gets picked up because there is no brush turning. Turn your machine off and see if you can turn the roller easily by hand. If you can you will need to change the vacuum belt.
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Brush will not turn and machine has stop self-propelling forward.

Two things to check out. 1- Any broken belts that need to be replaced? 2- Brush is frozen and needs to be removed, cleaned and lubricated and reassembled.
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How do I install the timing belt on my Hoover Savvy Vacuum? Modle # u8174-900 Where is it located?
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